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Korg TR-Rack Expanded Access Module

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The awesome sound of the TRINITY in a 1U rack module introducing the TR-Rack ACCESS sound module!

ACCESS (Advanced Control Combined Synthesis System) is the tone generation system that is featured on KORG's highly acclaimed TRINITY synthesizers. It offers the highest fidelity PCM playback with unparalleled expressive and modulation capabilities.

All 32Mbytes of PCM were recorded and playback highest-quality 48kHz sampling rate to ensure that the "ultimate sonic moments" of the best instruments played by the best musicians are preserved. In addition to the full soundset of the TRINITY, the TR-Rack has an additional 8Mbytes of new PCM data, including the best sounds from the TRINITY's four wave expansions libraries. This totals up to a whopping 415 multisamples and 458 drum samples.

The rest of the ACCESS specs are equally impressive dual multi-mode resonant filters (high-pass, low-pass, band-pass, and band reject modes available), 8 X-steps EG's, 2 of LFO's per oscillator, single / dual oscillator modes with velocity switching per oscillator and much more! The TR-Rack offers the most complete effects capabilities of any synth up to 10 effects at once(8 insert and 2 master effects). And, with 100 types of insertion effects, 6 types of Master modulation and 8 types of Master reverb/delay you can get the perfect mix for your music!

In addition to the full pre-load data from the TRINITY, the TR-Rack provides 2 new banks of programs and combinations (up to 8 programs per) for a total of 1,024 sounds (512 programs and 512 combinations). Many of these new sounds were created especially for the TR-Rack, utilizing the new 8Mbytes of PCM.

In Program Edit mode, the most important parameters have been selected and arranged to ensure easy editing. For full editing ease the forthcoming SoundDiver for KORG TRINITY editing software will allow you to use your personal computer, connecting with a single cable via the PC I/F port (optional AG-001/002B cable required).

The TR-Rack is fully compatible with data created for the TRINITY Keyboards, and when connected together allows full editing of the TR-Rack from the front panel of a TRINITY Keyboard.

The TR-Rack is 16-part multi-timbral, and provides four outputs for critical mixing needs. It has a large backlit 40 character display, and offers an A4 audition button to help check sounds or troubleshoot your connections even when no keyboard is connected. A Reset button is also provided to clear any possible stuck notes quickly.

To keep your sound as clean and cutting-edge as possible you can add an ADAT format compatible digital output (DI-TRI) to the TR-Rack. This enables you to send the four audio output signals digitally to any mixer, signal processor, computer card or recorder equipped with this industry-standard interface.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, ROM, Virtual Analog
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: ROM
ROM Size: 32 MB
ROM Resolution: 24 bit, 48 kHz
Oscillator Notes:
415 multisamples
458 drum samples
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Initional Level, Delay, Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Sustain, Sustain Level, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, Band Reject, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: After Touch, Velocity
LFO: 2
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 512
Multipatches RAM: 512
Storage: Internal
Editing: MIDI
100 insertion
6 modulation
8 master reverb/delay
Case: Rack
Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
Controls: Aftertouch, Buttons, Knobs, Velocity
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 20
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): 19 x 10.4 x 1.7 inches
Weight: 6.2 lbs
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, ADAT, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 8
Inputs: Word Clock
DAC Bits: 24
DAC Frequency Rate: 48
Power: 120V AC
Year Released: 1998
Year Discontinued: 2000
Used By
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Greg Phillinganes, David Bowie, Vangelis, Mike Oldfield, Depeche Mode, John Carpenter, John Paul Jones, Jon Hopkins, Tony Banks, , Juno Reactor, Duran Duran, , Kitaro, Orbital, William Orbit, Rick Wakeman, Alphaville, Yes, Phil Collins
Design Notes:

Along with the Korg Prophecy, the Korg Trinity synthesizer was a descendant of the original OASYS synthesizer, an acronym for Open Architecture Synthesis System, which was a mega-synth prototype that the company previewed in 1994 but never marketed.

The foundation of the system was an open concept DSP system where the OS could load various unrelated models of different synthesis and physical modelling sound generators. It was a multiple digital signal processor (DSP) architecture, with the entire system clocking in at over 900 million instructions per second. Korg later adapted some of the core technologies and released three initial products: Trinity, Prophecy and Wavedrum.
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MSRP List Price: $1,399 - convert
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